Manu Santhanam and C S Shankar Ram, Advisors (Training and Placement), IIT Madras
said, “The trend of increasing PPOs through our internship program continues this year. This hopefully is a harbinger of a strong placement season.”
Day-1 (August 11) of the internship drive was a great success, with 20 companies visiting the campus, offering a record number of internships, at 147. This was 60 per cent more than the offers on Day-1 last year.
Highlighting the importance of internships in campus placements at IIT Madras, Ravi Kumar, Advisor (Internships), IIT Madras, said, “Since the creation of the internship cell in 2014, the number of PPOs has continuously increased. It is obvious that internship provides an opportunity for both employers and students to know each other, and if companies feel good about the students who worked as interns, they're likely to offer them PPOs the following year.”
He added, “Hence, the increase in PPOs is a direct consequence of an effective internship programme, from this year, we have extended the services of the internship cell to MTech students as well.”